Green Roofs Could Save San Diego Enough Tax Money To Fix our Streets

Posted on Apr 5, 2018
Green Roofs Could Save San Diego Enough Tax Money To Fix our Streets

Sometimes I wonder why I read the news, because it can be depressing. I guess because it’s a relief none of my own problems ever make it into the San Diego Union-Tribune or on local TV. If they did, I’d know I’m having a REALLY bad day. A few recent stories in the news were […]

Hey Denver, Call Good Earth Plant Company About Your Green Roofs

Posted on Mar 8, 2018
Hey Denver, Call Good Earth Plant Company About Your Green Roofs

The smart voters of Denver, Colorado are the first voters to pass their own Green Roof Initiative. It passed with 54 percent of the vote. The new city ordinance requires any building with more than 25,000 square feet of gross floor area under the roof to include green spaces. Fantastic! But trust elected officials and […]

Succulents Give You A Fighting Chance Against Wildfires

Posted on Dec 21, 2017
Succulents Give You A Fighting Chance Against Wildfires

Watching wildfires burn across Southern California including close to home in the Bonsall and Fallbrook areas of San Diego County is sobering, especially for a wildfire survivor like me. Most of you know my own story: my home in the Muth Valley area of Lakeside in San Diego County burned to the ground in the […]

Millennials Push Us To Green Up The Suburbs

Posted on Sep 20, 2017
Millennials Push Us To Green Up The Suburbs

The Millennial Generation is full of pleasant surprises. No, I’m not being sarcastic! I know the Millennials pretty well through my son Ted and my daughter Allie, their friends, and plenty of my employees and colleagues I meet at conferences and meetings. It is a big mistake to stereotype Millennials or dismiss them. They are […]

Why Aren’t There More Green Roofs in San Diego?

Posted on Sep 6, 2017
Why Aren’t There More Green Roofs in San Diego?

In many cities, green roofs are a growing part of the urban landscape.  The benefits are undeniable and substantial. Green roofs solve so many problems in the urban environment: preventing stormwater runoff, reducing the urban heat island effect, reducing heating and cooling costs, soundproofing, adding habitat for pollinators and birds, and cleaning the air to […]

Got a Prana Problem? Good Earth Plant Company Has The Answer: Vastu

Posted on Apr 26, 2017
Got a Prana Problem? Good Earth Plant Company Has The Answer: Vastu

Whether you think it’s an art, a science, both, or neither, most Western cultures know about the Chinese practice of feng shui. It is a complex system of rules and beliefs created 3,000 years ago to balance positive and negative energy in the world around places people live, work, and play. But I bet you […]

Meet the Next Generation of Eco-Warriors

Posted on Apr 5, 2017
Meet the Next Generation of Eco-Warriors

Sixth grade students from Innovation Academy took a field trip to Good Earth Plant Company’s living lab earlier this year. Students are working on green roof and living wall projects and wanted to see the “real deal.” During their visit to our living lab, we first did a power point presentation about how to build […]

Good Earth Plant Company’s Top Ten Workplace Design Trends to Watch for 2017

Posted on Dec 29, 2016
Good Earth Plant Company’s Top Ten Workplace Design Trends to Watch for 2017

With just a few days left of 2016, Good Earth Plants has its attention focused on what’s to come for 2017. Here are our top ten predictions on workplace design trends for the next 12 months. Moss Wall Art: Preserved moss walls took our industry by storm in 2016, and there is no sign of […]

One Thing Could Make Going Solar in San Diego Even Better

Posted on Dec 8, 2016
One Thing Could Make Going Solar in San Diego Even Better

When I had my first Eco-Warrior “a-ha!” moment at Good Earth Plant Company, it resulted in building the first commercial green roof on a building in the City of San Diego. You never forget your first! We have built several green roofs in the decade since then, from private homes in Del Mar and Encinitas […]

Growing A Business, 39 Years and Counting

Posted on Nov 1, 2016
Growing A Business, 39 Years and Counting

Thirty-nine years ago today, all I wanted was a way to support myself. I was almost 20 and my dad had just kicked me out of the house because I didn’t get a job over the summer. I got a part-time job while going to community college, working at an outdoor “plant stand” in the […]